Fundamentals of Graphic Design

Owen Christ
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Tomi Hensley
Last Update November 24, 2020
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About This Course

Graphic Design is all around us! Words and pictures—the building blocks of graphic design—are the elements that carry the majority of the content in both the digital world and the printed world. As graphic design becomes more visible and prevalent in our lives, graphic design as a practice becomes more important in our culture.

Through visual examples, this course will teach you the fundamental principles of graphic design: imagemaking, typography, composition, working with color and shape… foundational skills that are common in all areas of graphic design practice. I don’t just want you to watch a video of someone talking about design, I want you to MAKE design! If you want to be a designer you have to be a maker and a communicator, so this course will offer you lots of opportunities to get your hands dirty with exercises and with more practical projects.

Learning Objectives

Learned how to explore and investigate visual representation through a range of image-making techniques
Understand basic principles of working with shape, color and pattern
Been exposed to the language and skills of typography
Understand and have applied the principles of composition and visual contrast.

Requirements

  • Beginner's level knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs, such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

Target Audience

  • Anyone interested in graphic design

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4 Lessons19h

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Owen Christ

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